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of maneuvering by the united states written in gulf nations. syria was a united nation before they planned the split. >> reporter: a massive rally was held to express solidarity with the assad government. eddin was one of the organizers. he repeated his support for a strong government. >> translator: so many people are gathered here today. all of you are rallying behind assad. >> reporter: but a rift is emerging among the residents of golan heights. a silent protest was held against president assad. the participants are holding up blank signs. the message is stop the bloodshed. as the civil war intensifies, more people are saying publicly that they can no longer support assad. they drew the arabic word freedom by arranging candles. yamasha used to support assad. now he thinks the government is disgracing his homeland with blood. >> translator: we must topple the assad regime. as crimes by the regime have come to light, the anti-assad movement is becoming unstoppable in the golan heights as well. >> reporter: but expressing opposition can create friction. assad supporters began harassing am
to hold talks and understand beyond the religion. >> morsi didn't directly criticize the united states that provides egypt with large amounts of aid. >> the iranian president suggested to the general assembly that israel poses a constant threat to his country. the leaders may carry out strikes on nuclear facilities. he said major powers of taking advantage of their nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction to threaten states. >> the continuing threat to resort to military action against our nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> he called for reform of the united nations and the create of a new world order. he currently chairs the non-align movement with 120 countries and territories not linked with a major power block. he said unfairness and discrimination by a few nations is creating an economic divide and feeling conflicts. he told reporters he is ready to negotiate an end to the standoff in the united states if it lifts the sanctions against iran. >> based on the fundamentals of respect, we are ready and willing to have a dilock based on resolving the prob
exported from here to ten countries in the asia-pacific region, including japan, the united states, and singapore. there are large oil deposits in eastern siberia. most of the crude oil exported originates in this area. during the soviet era, the oil fields of western siberia were the center of oil production. however, after nearly 40 years of productivity, they will soon be depleted. to take their place, production has been stepped up in eastern siberia. one of the oil fields now being developed by russian oil companies is this oil field, the size of switzerland. it was first discovered during the soviet era. at that time, there was no way to transport the oil, so it was left untouched for nearly 50 years. >> translator: currently, we have five tanks with the capacity of 3,000 cubic meters. one for processing, four for storage. construction recently began for two tanks of 10,000 cubic meters. >> reporter: for decades, the population of the local village has been falling. there were no jobs. the oil field development prompted the population boom. it's also brought new infrastructur
amongst cows born in the past ten years in the united states and tests show there is little possibility of pathogens forming in cows aged 30 months or younger. it has fallen to tenth place in the world's competitive economies. that's down one notch. the new ranking does reflect concerns over the country's massive debt as well as the sluggish economy. the world economic forum announced its annual ranking. the swiss based organization hosted the yearly davos conference where the world's political and economic leaders gather. the organization ranks the world's economies based on a survey of various factors, including business activity, education, medical services and also the labor market. it surveyed 144 countries and regions this year. now the forum did have praise for japan for its innovative technology, but japan lost points for the size of its national debt. it is about twice the size of the country's gross domestic product. switzerland held onto the top, singapore was second, finland climbed one notch to third place. the united states down two notches to seventh place. that's because
the group's assets in the united states in a move that is hardening the taliban. here's our report. >> reporter: the haqani network has repeatedly launched terrorist attacks in neighboring afghanistan. the u.s. accuses pakistan of supporting the group, but pakistan dismissed it, wh which has become a sticking point in bilateral relations. the pakistani government raised the u.s. classification in a statement and calls the move a u.s. internal member. it adds the members of the network are not pakistani citizens and pakistan cannot answer for any of their actions. the u.s. have often urged pakistan to mount military operations against the haqani network at its stronghold in northwestern pakistan. following the designation of the network as a terrorist organization, the usa could put even more pressure on pakistan to take action. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: meanwhile, the taliban is ramping up its resistance. one of the taliban members involved with secret talks with the u.s. in qatar gave a warning when he spoke to nhk last month. >> it will pay to have involved in the peac
to close the strait of hormuz. units left a united states support ship to look for mines planted under water. an unmanned recon innocence plane searched for strange vessels. iran is deepening its rift with the united states and european over the nuclear development. they are threatening to close the strait of hormuz if the country becomes a target of military attacks. the commander of the u.s. navy's fleet said the drill demonstrated the high capability to remove mines in collaboration with many other countries. >>> a pakistani government minister has promised to pay for the assassination of an american movie producer for insulting islam. the movie's promotional video on the internet triggered outrage around the world. pakistani railways minister told reporters on saturday he would offer $100,000 to anyone who murders the person responsible for making the movie. he said the video made in the united states denigrates the prophet mohammed. and he hopes the pakistani taliban will join the mission. the minister was only expressing his personal opinion. protest against the u.s. movie contin
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." protests against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. people in several countries took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. about 250 people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. authorities deployed 300 police officers to guard the compound. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in the capital islamabad and the cities of karachi and peshawar. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan where u.s. air strikes targeting suspected militants regularly cause civilian casualties. >>> in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert ahead of possible demonstrations after the friday prayers. >>> japan's prime minister wants to change how his c
, the islamic community of afghanistan, will talk with the united states about ending the occupation of afghanistan. it is not in the power of the kabul administration. >> reporter: taliban members decided in march this year to suspend their talks with u.s. negotiators. >> translator: from different channels, indirect approaches were there, but they were not fruitful, so we suspended the talks from our side. confidence-building measures must be taken to end fighting. i've already said that this war has been imposed on us. >> this can be a part of the package. we can reach about that. it means if they decide not to talk to the community of afghanistan, it means the opportunity to approach the islamic community will have no option except to follow the same option to resisting in order to gain the goal. >> reporter: u.s. and taliban negotiators seem to be making progress on finally ending afghanistan's long war. but now the taliban says it's up to the u.s. side to get the talks going again. hideki yui, nhk world, doha. >> a complete transcript of hideki's interview with taliban negotiat
off busan. navy personnel from the united states, south korea, and australia are also taking part. japanese government officials called on the south koreans to review their decision. they said crews from the other countries plan to sail their vessels into port. but the south koreans stood firm. they say the destroyer does not need to come into port because the drill will take place out at sea. u.s. commanders lead the exercise every year. sailors practice preventing trafficking in nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. >>> diplomatic ties between japan and south korea have been strained over the territorial dispute. but that hasn't stopped officials from many companies in the two countries from talking business. representatives from some 230 companies got together in seoul on tuesday in an event sponsored by the two governments to help promote bilateral trade. about 50 of these companies are from japan. they are interested in buying machine tools, cameras, lighting equipment, and other products from south korea. japan imports of south korean machinery parts that are growing du
in japan and abroad. she travels to san francisco for a screening. college students in the united states created the english subtitles for the film. a professor at the school organized a demonstration walk. she's now using the film as a study material in his japanese class. the students were having difficulty understanding the feelings of the people in the film. in this scene, survivors talk about their reactions to bring up the subject of the earthquake to people outside of the region. >> reporter: the students understand the worlds, but the raw feelings are harder to grasp. she tries to explain. zplts people outside the area care about us a lot, but they don't know how to express their sympathy. we don't want to make them feel awkward, that's what stops us, the victims from talking about it. >> translator: i was surprised that the victim can talk about the disaster. >> reporter: it's the day of the screening. around 30 people have come to see the film. >> it was very different from other documentaries i have seen before about it, especially having the factual person who made it there t
is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the united states. people across the country are holding memorial ceremonies for victims. terrorists flew hijacked planes into the twin towers of the world trade center in new york and the pentagon in the state of virginia. they killed nearly 3,000 people. a memorial ceremony is under way at the site of the world trade center. [ bell ringing ] people observed a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the exact time the plane hit one of the towers. bereaved family members then read out the names of the victims. the landscape at ground zero is changing. the memorial park was opened there last year. a 500-meter high skyscraper is also being built, which will be the tallest in the u.s. when it's finished next year. some people worry that memories of the terror attacks are as painful as other. others say people who weren't affecting are gradually forgetting the event as anniversaries come and go. >>> china's foreign ministry spokesperson has urged japan to withdraw its decision on the purchase of disputed islands in the east china sea. the j
technologies. that's nuclear power technologies. the united states, european nations and israel are weary that iran will speed up its enrichment activities to develop nuclear weapons. >>> voters in angola have griffin them another party in office. certain to win a majority in parliamentary elections. provisional results show that the popular movement for the liberation of angola have secured 75% of friday's vote. he has governed the country since 1979. the lead e forer of the party becomes president. the election win will extend the incumbent's rule by five years. angola is one of africa's leading oil producers. the country has seen an economic boom since a war ended ten years ago. >>> russia has revealed a tax on imported vehicles. joined the world trade organization and reduced import duties. the new tax is charged as a vehicle kal disposal fee. it's about $600 for a passenger vehicle and about $4,500 for a truck. a higher levy is applied to used vehicles. russia cut the import duty on new cars from 30% to 25% when it joined the wto last month. a senior manager at the moscow office of a
energy strategy. the document calls for a nonnuclear country. but the united states has expressed deep concern over move. the policy chief of japan's ruling democratic party is visiting washington. seiji maehara met the u.s. deputy secretary of energy, daniel poneman, to brief him on the draft. the japanese government will take various steps and direct resources to halt all reactors by the 2030s. japan's future energy policy will be based on three principles. the operation of any nuclear plant will be limited to 40 years, suspended facilities will need to have their safety confirmed before they can resume operations, and no new reactors will be built. but the policy insists that nuclear reactors should be used as a transitional measure. maehara said poneman urged japan to minimize the negative impact of the policy on fossil fuel prices. poneman reportedly said japan should try to reduce its stocks of plutonium from spent nuclear fuel. maehara said poneman also told him the u.s. will support japan's efforts to diversify its energy sources. >>> it's hard for the world to really understan
of the united states, dry and clear. take a look at these temperatures, though. chicago has i mentioned dropping down to 16 degrees. could be the coolest temperature you'll see this year so far. and winnipeg at 14 degrees. i can't say much for you in houston at 31 degrees. still very hot here. but we're seeing a little bit of autumn, a taste of autumn here in europe. let's take a look at a video coming out from poland first. this is from the weekend. autumn is throughout the northern hemisphere. now some people are taking a little time off to enjoy the fruits of the harvest in the polish town. low cams dress up and take part in an annual parade. in the farmer's market, people bought up seeds for next year's crop. some browsed books on growing techniques. but before then, there's a long wenter to face. across central europe, the temperatures are beginning to drop, so let's take a look at what's happening here. we actually have a cold front that is going to be just moving through poland, actually. this is why the temperatures are going to be dropping. and along the cold front we may see some very
in the united states. but we do have smoke plumes from that wildfire, numerous wildfires still breaking out and not contained completely yet. the smoke will be just trapped due to this really strong high-pressure system. it's not really departing anywhere, so stagnant air across much of these situations. things are going to get really cool due to this cold front sweeping here across the great lakes region, and that may turn to sleet, so it could be the first snow or sleet possibly seen on this -- the first snow for the season. but warm and dry across much of these regions. and temperatures are not bad at all if you're in washington, d.c., at 27. still really summer-like here, but, yes, winnipeg at 9 degrees, and, yes, tomorrow's going to be the first day of your autumn in this continent. moving over to the european continent, things are going to be with showers, but sunny spells for the british isles to enjoy that weather until another atlantic storm moves into your region. dropping down to 15 in london, and stockholm only looking at 12. but keeping its heat here in madrid at 31 degrees. he
are considered a military attack on iran's nuclear facilities. >>> the united states and 33 other countries are taking part in a large-scale military exercise in the persian gulf. it's one of the world's key oil transport routes. the u.s.-led military drill comes amid a deepening rift between iran and the west over tehran's nuclear development program. our crews spent time on board a u.s. support ship and a japanese minesweeper to take a firsthand look at the drill. sho beppu reports. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this year. it was originally used for land troops, but it has been since equipped for minesweeping duties. it has been deployed in the region since june. the ship is at the center of the naval exercise, which is aimed at strengthening the ability of the participants to keep shipping lanes open in the persian gulf. iran has threatened to choke off ship traffic passing through the strait of hormuz in the gulf. >> the exercise area is approximately 45 to 50 miles off of bahrain, and we are -- >> 80 miles. >> -
strikes on neighboring countries it suspects of planning to build nuclear weapons. the united states and other nations are staging what some has called the largest ever joint military drill in the persian gulf. but ahmadinejad said there's still room for diplomatic negotiations. >> translator: our negotiating stance has been if western countries provide us with 20% enriched uranium, we have no intention of producing it. we have presented many proposals to western kocountriecountries. i hope they will remain at the negotiating table. >> reporter: iran's president says he's open to talks on the nuclear issue. western leaders say he's just trying to buy time. ahmadinejad is scheduled to speak to the u.n. on wednesday. it will be his last general chance to impair the recovery. nhk world, new york. >> he mentioned the drill u.s. forces are leading in the persian gulf. 34 nations in all are taking part. we went aboard a u.s. ship and mine sweeper to bring us this first hand look. >> reporter: this u.s. navy support ship was built 41 years ago and was due to be decommissioned earlier this y
minister noda's speech to the general assembly. >> we want to get -- to all the leaders in the united states, let them know is belonged to china. >> the demonstrators waved chinese flags and sign boards demanding that japan leave the islands. >>> two car bombs have exploded near the syrian army by se battles between rebel fighters and government forces in the downtown area. an anti-government activist told nhk the explosions hit the third and fourth floors of the building. four people died.
against the united states have spread across the muslim world since the release of a film accused of insulting the prophet muhammad. hundreds of people took to the streets again after friday prayers. indonesia has the world's largest muslim population. people gathered in front of the u.s. embassy in jakarta. the rally ended after two hours without any major incident. anti-american rallies were also held in pakistan. demonstrations took place in islamabad and karachi. public anger against the united states is already strong in pakistan when u.s. air strikes regularly caused civilian casualties. in egypt, several hundred demonstrators clashed with security forces near the u.s. embassy in cairo. police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. >> authorities remain on alert in case of more demonstrations. >>> eurozone finance ministers have failed to decide on conditions providing for national supporter spain and other countries struggling under heavy debt in the single currency block. the ministers of the 17 member nations gathered in the capital to discuss terms for buying the governmen
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